Advertisement
Advertisement

Matthew Hatton: Big Underdog Role Doesn't Worry Me!

By Terence Dooley

Matthew Hatton, 42-5-2 (16), has been cast in the role of underdog going into his March 17th showdown with Kell Brook at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena yet the Manchester-based boxer firmly believes that this fight is a two horse race.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said ‘Magic’ when speaking to BoxingScene.com about the ‘War Of The Roses’ clash.  “It is a fight that I always felt would happen.  People are making me out as a big underdog, a big betting underdog as well, but to be honest that doesn’t worry me.”

Indeed, the 30-year-old is bringing his IBF International welterweight title to the table and boxed at a much higher level when facing Mexican sensation Saul Alvarez last March.  Although a clear loser on the scorecards in that one, Hatton believes that the experience of going up against Alvarez will hold him in good stead.

“I enjoy being the underdog sometimes because you go in there with nothing to lose and everything to gain,” declared the former European welterweight champion.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by knockoutkid on 02-09-2012

I think this is a closer fight than people think but Hatton will have to cut the ring off.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Jorge Lara Demolishes Montiel With Brutal First Round Knockout Jorge Lara vs. Fernando Montiel - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua to Have U.S. Network Deal Announced Next Week Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II - CompuBox Historical Review Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II LIVE Results From Carson Liam Walsh Retains British and Commonwealth Titles With TKO Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina SHO Double LIVE Results From DC Photos: Hughie Fury's Severe Cut Above His Left Eye Hughie Fury Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Nod Over Fred Kassi Amir Khan Eyes MMA: I Fancy My Chances With Conor McGregor! Jamie Conlan Wins FOTY War To Get Title: Walsh Retains His Belt Andy Lee Sets Record Straight on Rumors of Daniel Jacobs Bout Video: Eddie Hearn Discusses Tony Bellew's Big Title Card Video: Theophane on Mayweather-Broner, Jack-DeGale, More Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Anthony Joshua, Kell Brook, Tyson Fury James DeGale: I Want To One Day Be The Pound For Pound Best IBF To Order Shingo Wake vs. Jonathan Guzman For Vacant Title Hughie Fury vs. Fred Kassi LIVE Results: Vijender Singh Wins Photos: Andre Dirrell, Anthony Dirrell, Guzman Get WIns in AC Cameron Dunkin Details His Up and Comers Within Stable Victor Ortiz's Coach on Berto Rematch: It's a Must-Win For Both Warren: I Think Fury Has Klitschko's Number - Mentally, Physically Zac Dunn Stops Les Sherrington In Three, Eyes Title Shot Chilemba Vows To Not Leave Fate in Judges' Hands Versus Kovalev Ramirez's Trainer: Golovkin is Great Fighter, But He's Not a Machine Thurman Will Focus on Danny Garcia's WBC Belt After Porter Hearn: Brook vs. Vargas Possible, Peterson Still in The Running Frank Warren on Hughie Fury-Fred Kassi, Liverpool's Big Win Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Garcia, Golovkin-Canelo, More James DeGale is Eager To End The Callum Smith Hype Train Canelo's Coach Rejects Claim That Khan's Chin is Poor: It's a Myth! Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Pre-Fight Report Card Lipinets: Me and Ortiz Went To War in Camp, He'll Beat Berto Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Now Battle Over - Mike Tyson Canelo's Coach: Golovkin Has Beaten Nobody, Lower Level Foes! Casimero Vows To Get Revenge on Amnat Ruenroeng on May 25 Dirrell Brothers, Jonathan Guzman Win Big In Atlantic City Orlando Salido Reacts To Francisco Vargas' Positive Drug Test Pano Tiatia, Other Dunkin Fighters Set For Action on Victory Card Beibut Shumenov Files Protest Against Dorticos-Kalenga WBA Clash
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement